He lifted us into a realm where we could be ourselves, free to think, free to feel, and free to hope.
After a long minute, Mommy had sighed and smiled and said, “Your father means well, Yechezkel, and he loves his family”
“He felt that you weren’t invested enough,” she pronounces, as if she’s accusing Baily of a heinous crime. “As if you didn’t really care”
Sometimes I want to speak to her directly, ignore the worlds, class gulf, religious divides between us, and just talk, woman to woman
“Perfect for your relationship with Stu?” Chavi’s face is stony. “I’m so glad to hear that. What about your relationship with me? Does that matter to you at all?”
Too many compliments in one sentence. Shraga nods his thanks and waits for the other shoe to drop